September 2017 Passages

September 1, 2017

Boldness of our faith can show  others we fearlessly embody our Lord.

"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death."
Philippians 1:20 NIV

September 2, 2017

Resist all drama and unholy behavior and instead display the righteousness of Jesus.

"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. " 
Philippians 1:27 NIV

September 3, 2017

We tend to imitate who we love. For us, may it be Jesus Christ.

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind."
Philippians 2:1-2 NIV

September 4, 2017

When preoccupied with self thoughts and needs, may this be our guide:

" Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

September 5, 2017

Consider yourself as one who serves instead of one to be served.

" In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;  rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!"
Philippians 2:5-8 NIV

September 6, 2017

May nothing or no person have a higher place in our hearts than Christ Jesus!

"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,"
Philippians 2:9-10 NIV

September 7, 2017

Doing our very best  for Jesus in all circumstances coincides  with confessing him as Lord.

"and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:11 NIV

September 8, 2017

Our obedience opens the channels for God's will to flow.

"for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose."
Philippians 2:13 NIV

September 9, 2017

Access Grace to model Christ , when tempted to react in human selfishness

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky."
Philippians 2:14-15, 17 NIV

September 10, 2017

Give thanks to our Lord for His generosity! By His grace, we are made  strong.

"For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—
Philippians 3:3 NIV

September 11, 2017

A meaningful life with true purpose  is defined by our relationship with Christ Jesus.

"What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ"
Philippians 3:8 NIV

September 12, 2017

Be Confident that faith in Christ Jesus makes us right with God.

"and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith."
Philippians 3:9 NLT

September 13, 2017

In our  suffering,  His strength and power are our deliverance to the Glory of Jesus Christ.

"I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!"
Philippians 3:10-11 NLT

September 14, 2017

May we have the courage to allow the dreams Jesus has for us come to fruition.

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me."
Philippians 3:12 NIV

September 15, 2017

Each day dawns a newness with God. Determination is ours to serve our purpose.

"But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 3:13-14 NIV

September 17, 2017

God's glory is magnified in us  during times of restraint.

"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near."
Philippians 4:5 NIV

September 18, 2017

Access the Power of the Most High Living inside you. Our  Peace is His faithfulness to rescue.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

September 19, 2017

The Apostle Paul teaches: Contentment begins and ends with Jesus.

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12 NIV

September 20, 2017

No matter the obstacle, God's will and our determination yields success.

" I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13 NIV

September 21, 2017

Very simply, we like Paul, are given important roles. Spend time in prayer to fully realize your calling.

"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God"
Ephesians 1:1 NIV

September 22, 2017

Praise God who by our life experiences, work, and determination reveals our capabilities in Christ.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ."
Ephesians 1:3 NIV

September 23, 2017

We are pure and blameless; not by our own doing, but by Christ Jesus' gift of Grace.

"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
Ephesians 1:4 NIV

September 24, 2017

We are never an outsider in the Family of God.

"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son."
Ephesians 1:5-6 NLT

September 25, 2017

As eternal beings in Christ, by grace, we will stand confident before our Father completely forgiven.

"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,"
Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV

September 26, 2017

Jesus finds great joy to reveal his will to all who desire to fulfill it according to his plan.

"he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ."
Ephesians 1:9-10 NIV

September 27, 2017

There is joy knowing we are part of His plan having been included before the creation of the world.

"In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will"
Ephesians 1:11 NIV

September 28, 2017

Our faith in Jesus is the investment for our eternal future.

"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory."
Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV

September 29, 2017

Give thanks to God and pray for those faithful in Christ who are a light when there is darkness.

"For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers."
Ephesians 1:15-16 NIV

September 30, 2017

Keep asking each moment, each day to remain focused on what God will reveal to you.

"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Ephesians 1:17 NIV

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